Dr. Richard Mossey IBM Ring 41 Magic Jam! This Month: Mini Lecture and Open Trick Night, Thursday, May 11, 2023

Dr. Richard Mossey IBM Ring 41 Magic Jam! This Month: Mini Lecture and Open Trick Night, Thursday, May 11, 2023

Open to IBM Ring 41 Members, IBM Ring 41 Guest Magicians and IBM Ring 41 family members! 

Please join IBM Ring 41 for the Mini-Lecture and Open Trick Magic Jam! 

Every IBM Ring 41 Member who attends the meeting in person at the Wisconsin Club will receive a copy of the rare book Wax Fax: A Compilation of Tricks and Effects with Magicians Wax by Ed Mishell and Ted Collins. This book has been out of print for decades and you will receive a FREE copy PLUS a canister of “Top Notch” Magicians Wax – perfect for all the tricks listed in the book.

Please bring any trick YOU wish to perform! Don’t miss this opportunity to perform and to learn a plethora of tricks using Magicians Wax!

About the Authors:

Edward E. Mishell (1896-1983) was a lawyer, writer, illustrator, and magician.

Mishell wrote the review column “Tricks of the Trade” in Genii for many years, until his death. He illustrated Louis Tannen’s catalogs, as well as effects by Richard Himber. He also drew the new cover for Tannen’s reprint of “Practical Hypnotism” by Ed Wolff, which had previously been published by Max Holden. He was the National President of the Society of American Magicians from 1972 to 1973.

Ted Collins (1919-1993), born Frederick A. Collins, was a magician, magic teacher, and owner of Mecca Magic Shop in Bloomfield, New Jersey and published under Mecca Magic Studios.

Collins spoke of becoming hooked on magic after seeing Harry Houdini. He started performing while in kindergarten. During WW II, Collins was assigned to an entertainment group where he put together shows to entertain the troops. He was the inventor of many packet effects and improvements to existing effects.Collins was one of the founding members of IBM Ring 106 of which he was President from 1953-1954. He was a founding member of the Magic Dealers Association and in 1966 Collins was President of the Magician’s Alliance of Eastern States. He also ran the Mecca Magic Club for 20 years. One member of this club went on to fame and fortune – his name: David Copperfield. Collins was also one of the first trustees of the Jim Gerrish’s Wiz Kids, Inc., an organization of inner-city school students.

Magicians Wax is an age old magician’s prop that is widely underutilized by modern magicians. The incredible effects that can be accomplished using magician’s wax has been forgotten with the passage of time. 

Magicians wax is a type of wax used by magicians to perform special effects. It is a soft wax that can be manipulated to create closeup, parlor and stage illusions. It can be used to make objects appear and disappear, to make coins appear to fly, and to make objects seem to move. Magicians wax is an essential tool for any magician, and can be used to create amazing illusions and effects. 

Where: Wisconsin Club

  • 900 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee

Day: Thursday, May 11, 2023


  • Meeting Starts at 6:00 pm
  • Optional Dinner starts at 5:00 pm


Scott Edward Lane, President

Dr Richard Mossey IBM Ring 41

Milwaukee WI